Welcome back! I hope you are enjoying Papertrey Ink’s July release festivities so far. Thank you for visiting to see my posts so far. I really appreciate each of your comments and encouraging words for me to use my handwriting on my pocket pages. I definitely am inspired to practice more and give it another try.
Today, the design team is showcasing lots of new stamps and dies. Pack Your Bags is a stamp and die collection I’ve been waiting for Papertrey Ink to produce. I love what Dawn McVey has designed. I created a pet-sitting thank you card and I can see those suitcases being used for so many more projects in the future. Get Lost is another stamp set that is perfect for scrapbooking and card making. I love it when products are versatile. Lastly, These United States and the coordinating dies are just what we needed to wrap up this whole travel theme. I can’t wait to add the state shapes to my pocket pages and more cards.
Using Pack Your Bags stamps and dies, I created a pet-sitting thank you card. It’s just what I need to thank (usually my sister) for pet-sitting Ozzy while we are out of town.
First, I die cut two of the suitcases and stamped the coordinating images. I also added the mini luggage tag using twine.
Next, I die cut the dog (from Come All Ye Faithful) and stamped the coordinating images.
I added it all to an A2 card front that I stamped with a floral spray from It’s A Banner Day.
Stamps: Pack Your Bags, It’s a Banner Day, Come All Ye Faithful
Ink: Fine Linen, Hibiscus Burst, Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores
Cardstock: Rustic White
Dies: Pack Your Bags, Come All Ye Faithful
Next, I designed a mini book album that you could create prior to your next vacation or as a little something to give for others who are traveling. I love pre-making mini albums because it’s something you can work on while on your vacation. You can take minimum supplies, such as adhesives and an instant camera (such as an Instax) and have it completed upon your return.
On the cover, I stamped Polka Dot Basics III. I added Tag Sale #11 die and created a shaker by adding sequins. I used sentiments from Get Lost to indicate the purpose – a travel log.
To create the album, I used the tri-fold cards. I used patterned papers and journal card dies to create space for photos and journaling.
On the back of the album, I added a vellum pocket, which included a vellum sack (made from Journal Card Pocket 2 die) to hold stamped embellishments, die cuts, and more to add to the album.
On the front, I used Wet Paint Cuts II and Grand Ampersand to indicate what’s inside. Once all the embellishments are used, the vellum pocket can be used to hold mementos from the vacation.
Here are the contents of the bag.
Stamps: Get Lost, Polka Dot Basics III, Journal Accessories
Ink: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Rustic White, True Black, Limeade Ice
Patterned Paper: Sweet Blush, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst
Dies: Journal Card 1, Journal Card 2, Instant Photo 1, Wet Paint Chips II, Grand Ampersand, Tag Sale #11, Journal Card Pocket 2
My next card uses These United States and the United States die. I used the negative die cut on black cardstock and clear acetate to create a shaker card filled with sequins. I added a heart die cut and a stamped sentiment from the set.
Stamps: These United States
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: True Black, Rustic White, Raspberry Fizz
Dies: United States, Heart Prints
Other: Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Using the same United States die, I created this card. I stamped the die cut with polka dots and added the USA wording from State Abbreviations. I added the sentiment underneath the die cut for a simple card design.
Stamps: These United States, Polka Dot Basics, State Abbreviations
Ink: True Black, Pure Poppy
Cardstock: Limeade Ice, Rustic White
Dies: United States
For more inspiration using these cutting edge travel-themed products, check out what the rest of the team designed.